Does timing belt on 2004 Lexus RX with 200,000+ miles need to be replaced a second time? Had it done at 100,000 miles.

Asked by May 30, 2015 at 01:16 PM about the 2004 Lexus RX 330 FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Dealership salesman mentioned that it should/could be done but the car runs well and has
no leaks.  However, I want to continue driving on longer trips with confidence.

2 Answers

Yes absolutely. Lexus specs say 90,000 miles or 120 months, 10 years whatever comes FIRST. And the 3.3 is an interference engine.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Running well and no leaks is all well and good, but has nothing to do with timing belt. Actually is is not likely to break, some of the people on the Lexus forums run theirs 120,000+ miles but that is the far upper limit. But if it did break you are talking major engine damage. Have the water pump done while they are in there if you opt to have it changed I realize I am talking as if it has never been done, but when you had it changed at 100k the clock starts again, after another 90k according to the Lexus maintenance schedule.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

RX 330

Looking for a Used RX 330 in your area?

CarGurus has 1,440 nationwide RX 330 listings starting at $4,495.


Search Lexus RX 330 Questions

Lexus RX 330 Experts

#1 mastersgt
Reputation 740
#2 Dariele Auteri
Dariele Auteri
Reputation 470
#3 drakeestates
Reputation 350
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Lexus RX 300
14 Great Deals out of 780 listings starting at $2,200
Used Toyota Highlander
362 Great Deals out of 26,007 listings starting at $2,800
Used Acura MDX
274 Great Deals out of 18,596 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota RAV4
892 Great Deals out of 67,125 listings starting at $1,990
Used Toyota Camry
1,104 Great Deals out of 90,757 listings starting at $1,599
Used Honda CR-V
924 Great Deals out of 59,345 listings starting at $1,990
Used Toyota 4Runner
260 Great Deals out of 19,017 listings starting at $2,500
Used Lexus ES 330
34 Great Deals out of 1,133 listings starting at $1,500
Used Lexus GX 470
45 Great Deals out of 1,186 listings starting at $4,995
Used BMW X5
450 Great Deals out of 15,736 listings starting at $2,800

Used Cars For Sale

2006 Lexus RX 330 FWD For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 93 listings starting at $5,950
2005 Lexus RX 330 FWD For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 192 listings starting at $4,495
2004 Lexus RX 330 FWD For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 260 listings starting at $4,777

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.